Opinion: ‘Christmas in July’ event shows off lake’s beauty

“Christmas in July” was the theme of a boat parade Saturday evening at Wyandotte County Lake. (Photo by Lou Braswell)

by Lou Braswell

The pontoons on parade event on Saturday evening, July 26, has to be rated as a fantastic event on beautiful Wyandotte County Lake.

The theme for the day was Christmas in July, and it was carried out on all the 49 entries. Hope this will be annual event.

The boats paraded past the Beach Shelter and on down the lake and then on their return back to the dock area. With their lights on the boats set the lake off in a splendid view, lights reflecting on the water.

Wyandotte County Parks and Rec did a great job in promoting the lake along with fun in the sun, and imagination on the water.

“Christmas in July” was the theme of a boat parade Saturday evening at Wyandotte County Lake. (Photo by Lou Braswell)

“Christmas in July” was the theme of a boat parade Saturday evening at Wyandotte County Lake. (Photo by Lou Braswell)

“Christmas in July” was the theme of a boat parade Saturday evening at Wyandotte County Lake. (Photo by Lou Braswell)

More photos from the Wyandotte County Fair

Visitors to the Wyandotte County Fair on Saturday enjoyed a ride on a mechanical bull. Saturday was the last day of the fair this year. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

A water activity was one way to cool off Saturday at the Wyandotte County Fair. The heat index was around 100 degrees Saturday. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

A sunflower contest was held at this year’s Wyandotte County Fair in memory of Roy Breedlove, long-time leader of the Brauer Beavers 4-H Club. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

A scene from Saturday’s Wyandotte County Fair. It was the last day of the five-day event this year.

A carnival scene from the Wyandotte County Fair Friday. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

A carnival scene from the Wyandotte County Fair Friday. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

A carnival scene from the Wyandotte County Fair Friday. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

Today at the Fair

The Wyandotte County Fair continues from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at 13700 Polfer Road, Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

The Wyandotte County Fair continues Saturday, July 26, at the fairgrounds at 13700 Polfer Road, Kansas City, Kan. (east of K-7 and Polfer Road).
This is the last day of this year’s fair.

Saturday at the Fair
Hours: Noon to 10 p.m.
2 to 4 p.m. Bill Morris “Celtic Flavor – Modern Flair” at Free Stage Tent
5 to 10 p.m., Carnival
5 to 6 p.m. Prairie Praise Band at Free Stage Tent
5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Hedricks Petting Zoo, Hedricks Camel Rides, Pony Rides and Pictures
6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Hedricks Pig Races
6 to 7 p.m. Sagasu Family Martial Arts Demonstration, Free Stage Tent
Noon to 11 p.m. Helicopter Rides ($40), weather permitting
6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Free Magic Show, Red Barn
6:30 p.m. to dusk, Hot Air Balloon Rides, free, weather permitting
7:15 p.m. Bucket Calf Parade
7:30 p.m. Livestock Auction
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Glory Road Prairie Gospel Singers concert, Free Stage Tent
6 p.m. Arena, Mud Run, admission charge is $12 for adults and $5 for children.

Admission to the fair is free and parking is $5. There is a charge for carnival rides, arena events and concessions. Coolers, open containers and firearms are not allowed at the fair.

For more information about the fair, visit http://wyandottedaily.com/five-day-county-fair-kicks-off-tuesday-with-more-arena-events-than-last-year/
or www.wycofair.com.

The Wyandotte County Fair continues from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at 13700 Polfer Road, Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

The Wyandotte County Fair continues from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at 13700 Polfer Road, Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

The Wyandotte County Fair continues from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at 13700 Polfer Road, Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

The Wyandotte County Fair continues from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at 13700 Polfer Road, Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

The Wyandotte County Fair continues from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at 13700 Polfer Road, Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by Steve Rupert)